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The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Comedy | Thriller  -  10 April 1993 (USA)
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Err, the title is almost a summary itself. Based on the true story of a Texas mom who tries to hire a hitman (through her ex's brother) to kill either or both a cheerleader and her mother. ... See full summary »

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Terry Harper
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Verna Heath
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Tony Harper
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Troy McKinney
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C.D. Holloway
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Detective Helton
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Sergeant F.E Blackwell
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Shane Harper (as Frederick Koehler)
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Amber Heath
Kathleen Marie Archer ...
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Florine
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Waitress
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Err, the title is almost a summary itself. Based on the true story of a Texas mom who tries to hire a hitman (through her ex's brother) to kill either or both a cheerleader and her mother. With the intended victims out of the way, Wanda's daughter gets the chance to become a cheerleader. When the media get hold of the story, Wanda's trial turns into a media circus. Written by Rob Hartill

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She wanted to give her daughter the best shot at being a cheerleader... The things you do for your kids.


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Anyuci tutira megy  »

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Trivia

Someone discusses possibility of an exploding baton, an in-joke reference to gag from director Michael Ritchie's 1975 movie Smile (1975). See more »

Goofs

Wanda's voice on tape describes Verna's vehicle as a "1995 Grand Marquis." The film takes place in 1991. See more »

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Verna Heath: Shanna is the symptom. Her mother is the disease.
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credits end with "Finally, no spiders or cheerleaders were killed in the making of this movie" See more »

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References A Current Affair (1986) See more »

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One More Chance
Lyrics by Michael Ritchie
Music by Lucy Simon
Sung by Ellen Bernfeld
Arranged by John Miller
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Highly underrated satire
12 May 2004 | by (the lower depths) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best satires I have ever seen on film. Swoosie Kurtz & Beau Bridges are particularly outstanding but all the performances are hilarious & perfectly on target. The material is universally outrageous - all the more so for being based on a true story. Michael Ritchie was a brilliant director whose work has been sadly neglected. Prime Cut & Smile are two of his other masterpieces which deserve resurrection & pristine restoration on DVD. Interesting how some of the best & most off-beat satirical films are about Texas: This plus Texas Chainsaw Massacre plus Murder in Texas plus True Stories.


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